SónarCCCB 2021 presents more than 60 activities, including 40 shows and DJ sets and an extensive Sónar+D programme


Music Programme

On the 29th and 30th of October, this special format of Sónar will present new works by the most innovative local and international artists in contemporary music such as Koreless, Tirzah, Leon Vynehall, Space Afrika, Parrenin/Weinrich/Rollet, Object Blue A/V Live, BFlecha, Il Quadro di Troisi, Die Wilde Jagd, Rakky Ripper, DJ Nigga Fox, Cora Nova & The Artifacts, Marina Herlop, Bikôkô, Sau Poler, Iro Aka, Materia, Palica or Verde Prato, among many others. All the concerts will take place at the CCCB Hall and Teatre.

Barcelona’s alternative radio platform Dublab.es will curate the stage at the CCCB’s Pati de les Dones, presenting a dozen artists representative of the Barcelona music ecosystem including Zenjiskan and H Waas or DJ's Gerard Sun, Dania, Gonzo, La Niña Jacarandá, Misbah, D.N.S, DJ Watusawa, Creole Princess, Lowprofile, Neska, Baba Sy and Wave 131.

The programme also includes exclusive video performances created for the occasion by artists such as Yeule filmed in London in collaboration with Somerset House Studios- Jasss b2b Cem featuring Harriet Davey AV set filmed at Factory Berlin; or the talk "How to have fun", with multidisciplinary designer and 3D artist Vincent Schwenk, presented by Patreon, among others.

The full list of concerts and DJ sets by day:
Tirzah, Leon Vynehall Live, Space Afrika, Object Blue A/V Live, Rakky Ripper, Cora Nova & The Artifacts, Bikôkô, Palica, Alicia Carrera, Verde Prato, Zenjiskan Live, Gerard Sun, Dania, Gonzo, La Niña Jacarandá, Misbah, D. N. S
+ Exclusive Video Performances by Yeule and many more.

Koreless, Parrenin/Weinrich/Rollet, BFlecha, Il Quadro di Troisi, Die Wilde Jagd, Dj Nigga Fox Live, Marina Herlop, Sau Poler Live, Iro Aka, Materia, H Waas Live, Dj Watusawa, Pau Roca, Lowprofile, Neska, Baba Sy, Wave 131
+ Exclusive Video Performances by JASSS b2b Cem featuring Harriet Davey AV set and many more.

Talks and presentations by Sónar+D

The conference space at Sónar+D connects the worlds of art, science and technology in a program organized into five thematic blocks with a focus on sustainability, creative coding and artificial intelligence, new digital imaginaries, future cities and new digital economies beyond crypto-platforms.

During the two days, SónarCCCB will also host a number of projects arising from the collaboration between local leaders in the fields of creativity, training and research. Some examples are the scientific research project "Carbolytics", developed by artist and researcher Joana Moll with the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) and Aksioma, which visualizes the energy impact of internet cookies; the new audiovisual project by Cora Novoa -   the result of her artistic residency at the Taller de Músics; the presentation of the European collaborative project SYNX, organized in association with MindSpaces, a project by S+T+ARTS Lighthouse under the artistic direction of Eina Idea; the the workshops ‘How to Patreon with Hainbach’, ‘Find your Groove with Beatport LINK’, or the workshop by new media artist Mónica Rikić, presented by BAU Design College of Barcelona.

European Co-Productions

The spirit of co-creation of this SónarCCCB has a special European dimension, with the participation of artistic curatorship in this edition of festivals such as Today's Art (The Hague), Insomnia (Tromsø), ℅ Pop (Cologne) and Elevate (Graz) in the framework of the We Are Europe platform of the Creative Europe program, or Sónar’s collaborations with leading cultural institutions  such as Factory Berlin and Somerset House, London.

Collaboration with In-Edit

SónarCCCB will have a special closing day on Sunday, October 31 in the form of a marathon of music documentaries organized in collaboration with the In-Edit festival, including a release screening of "Laurent Garnier: Off the Record", whichs covers the career of the iconic French artist, and a special end-of-party session of unreleased clips from some of the most memorable shows in the history of Sónar. The collaboration with In-Edit is extended with a one-on-one conversation between Laurent Garnier and JA Bayona, which will take place on Saturday, October 30 in the SónarCCCB talks program.

All the talks and debates, as well as most of the concerts and DJ sets will be part of the SónarCCCB online program. They will be streaming for free at live.sonar.es and will be recorded by betevé for later broadcast and video on demand.

SónarCCCB is an initiative of Sónar and CCCB. Prominent local and international partners such as betevé, dublab, IDEAL, In-Edit, Eina Idea, MindSpaces and S+T+ARTS, Institut d'Investigació Biomèdica de Bellvitge (IDIBELL), Factory Berlin, Somerset House, Taller de Músics, Hangar, Soko Tech, EUMES, Istituto Europeo Design (IED), BAU Design College of Barcelona and Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) have participated in the development of the content.

SónarCCCB has the collaboration of the Ajuntament de Barcelona, ICEC of the Departament de Cultura de la Generalitat de Catalunya, Ajuntament de l'Hospitalet and We Are Europe. SónarCCCB 2021 has the main sponsorship of Estrella Damm and the sponsorship of Thunder Bitch, Patreon and Born Rosé.

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